pragha - Man Page

A lightweight music player, forked of Consonance Music Manager


pragha [OPTION...] [FILE1 [FILE2...]]


pragha is a lightweight music player that aims to be fast, bloat-free, and light on memory consumption. It is written completely in C and GTK+. Some of the features are:

 * Library management using sqlite3
 * Multiple views
 * OSD support
 * asf, ape, flac, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, wma, and CDDA support

pragha is released under the GNU General Public Licence version 3 (GPLv3).


-?,  --help

Output help information and exit.


Output all help options and exit.


Output GTK+ Options and exit.

-v,  --version

Output version information and exit.

-e,  --debug

Enable Debug ( Levels: 1,2,3,4 )

-l,  --log-file

Log Debug to a file.

-p,  --play

Start playing.

-s,  --stop

Stop playing.

-t,  --pause

Play/Pause/Resume the current song.

-r,  --prev

Play the previous song in the playlist.              

-n,  --next

Play the next song in the playlist.

-f,  --shuffle

Toggle shuffle mode.

-u,  --repeat

Toggle repeat mode.

-i,  --inc_vol

Increase the volume by 1.

-d,  --dec_vol

Decrease the volume by 1.

-o,  --show_osd

Show OSD notification (a popup window with info about the current song).

-x,  --toggle_view

Toggle player visibility

-c,  --current_state

Get current player state.

-a,  --audio_backend

Audio backend (valid options: alsa/oss)

-g,  --audio_device

Audio Device (For ALSA: hw:0,0 etc.., For OSS: /dev/dsp etc..)

-m,  --audio_mixer

Mixer Element (For ALSA: Master, PCM, etc.., For OSS: /dev/mixer, etc...)


Set the X display to use.


* Add a library location in menu Edit - Preferences.
* Rescan Library from menu Tools.
* Start using. :-)



Library database (in sqlite3 format)


personal settings (use the GUI interface to change them, Edit - Preferences)


Basic cache for downloaded cover art saved as artist - album.jpeg


Pragha was originally a fork of Consonance written by Sujith <>
At the moment developed by Matias De lellis. <>
Man page written by Martin Zelaia <>

See Also and


1.3.3 Matias De lellis